Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at Trooping the Colour 2018

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the Queen’s Trooping the Colour last weekend

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at Trooping the Colour 2018

Loopholes in Canadian law mean Duke and Duchess of Sussex could be crowned

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Thursday, June 14, 2018 – 10:21am

The chances of Prince Harry becoming king in the UK seem rather far-fetched given his position as sixth in line to the throne – but there is apparently little to stop him becoming king in Canada.

“Thanks to a series of tiny loopholes in Canadian law, it’s technically possible that Canada could immediately crown Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as king and queen of Canada,” according to the country’s National Post newspaper.

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Philippe Lagasse, an associate professor at Ontario’s Carleton University who specialises in the Westminster system, says Canada’s Constitution is clear that the executive authority is “vested in the Queen” but does not specify who that monarch must be.

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